Salary and transportation costs. Your salary will be paid on the 20th of each month (or on the first preceding business day if the 20th falls on a holiday), based on the number of classes you are teaching. You will also be compensated for your transportation costs. As part of the information packet sent to all teachers in March, you will receive a guidebook entitled 大学事務案内 (Daigaku Jimu Annai) which contains two forms: (1) a “Commutation Report” for reporting your transportation costs; and (2) a “Registration of Account for Transfers” for having payments made directly to your bank account. The latter form requires you to give the name of your bank, its branch, the name of the account holder, and the account number. Both of these forms should be returned to the Student Center after you have completed them.
Updating Information. If there are any changes in a teacher’s contact information (address, telephone number, etc.), the teacher must inform both the Student Center and the IE Coordinators. Other changes (bank account, transportation costs, visa status, etc.) should be reported directly to the Student Center.
Annual contracts. Contracts for adjunct instructors are reviewed on an annual basis before being renewed for the following year. The following criteria are taken into consideration:
1. Highest academic degree obtained and field of study (normally an M.A. or higher in linguistics, TESOL/TEFL, communication, or literature, plus three years of university teaching experience).
2. Ability to teach effectively, to motivate students, and to work well with them.
3. Ability to teach the full range of courses in the section for which the teacher was hired. (all teachers are expected to be familiar with TESOL / TEFL teaching methodology, media literacy, intercultural communication, and to have the ability to teach courses entirely in English.
4. Ability to cooperate with one’s colleagues, the program coordinators, full-time English faculty, administration, and staff.
5. Reliability in teaching one’s classes, starting classes on time, and seldom missing classes.
6. A good record of fulfilling administrative responsibilities (turning in grades on time, providing adequate notice about leaving the university’s employment, or requesting changes to one’s timetable, attending the annual teachers’ meeting in April, keeping informed about relevant changes in the department, responding to requests for information in a timely and cooperative fashion.
7. Evidence of ongoing commitment to teaching and scholarship through participation in relevant academic associations, publishing, and presenting, etc.